American Militias: State-level Variations in Militia Activities

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LFB Scholarly Pub. LLC, 2003 - History - 183 pages
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Annotation Quantitatively analyzing militia activity in the United States on a state-by-state level, Freilich (sociology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice) represents the major hypotheses of the birth of the movement in terms of separate variables, seeking to explain differentiated levels of activity among states during the years 1994 and 1995. He finds no support for resource mobilization theory or economic interaction theory in terms of militia formation, suggesting that the cultural thesis fits the data set better. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Joshua D. Freilich is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He received a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 1993 and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University at Albany in 2001. His research interests include deviance and far-right social movements and international and comparative criminology and criminal justice issues.

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